PAST PERFORMANCE IS AN INDICATOR OF FUTURE RESULTS
In 1979, the company was founded as Talentape, inc. by Northwestern University graduates, Joyce Stern Greenberg and her son, Earle Greenberg. This dynamic duo's talent agency pioneered the use of 'videotaped auditions for orchestras and variety acts throughout the midwest.
In 1980, armed with his degree in Tv/Film Production, Earle expanded the business with VideOccasions - offering video production services to the hundreds of clients booking entertainment for weddings and other events.
In 1983, Talentape was sold and Earle completed his MBA from the University of Illinois while simultaneously teaching Advanced Tv Production on campus. In an effort to combine his experience in creative video production and his education in strategic marketing, he expanded the video production staff and started a corporate video production division. Since then, he has produced and directed promotional and training videos for hundreds of corporations and associations. A sample client list and a variety of demos are viewable on the web site.
In 1998, to address an increased demand for photo montages and personal and corporate video biographies, Greenberg hired additional staff to operate that segment of the business as LifeStorease: The Custom Builder of Family History Videos.
In 1999, Earle expanded the company into the production of computer based training for corporations utilizing Flash and proprietary software called "The Puzzleizer". Server based and Intranet delivered programs created by Greenberg and his staff. have been responsible for the self-directed training of tens of thousands of employees around the globe..
In 2001, again utilizing in-house developed software, (and rooted in Greenberg's desire to create visual art that didn't require a tv and vcr for viewing), Custom Photo Mosaics, Inc. was born. The one-of-a-kind works of art quickly became popular for gifts and displays at anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, b'nai-mitzvahs and fundraisers. A link to samples can be found on the this website.
In July of 2002, Greylin Mosaics, a partnership of Custom Photo Mosaics, released a series of mosaic prints of Chicago, created from over 1000 images photographed around the city. Greylin's "White House" mosaic was licensed by The Great American Puzzle Factory and released nationally on August 1, 2003. In November 2006, a commissioned mosaic for Sweet 'N Low was hung in the Brooklyn Historical Society. Personal mosaics are hanging in the offices of Mayor Richard M. Daley and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.
On January 1, 2004, in honor of their 25th year in business, a merger and corporate branding program put all event, family history and corporate video production services under the name, Chicago Videoworks, Inc. In February 2008, Chicago Videoworks was featured in Crain's Chicago Business in an article on personal corporate video biographies. In the summer of 2008, testing began with live multi-camera webcasting. In September, the service was made available to our corporate clients through www.webcastermaster.com and in 2009 was made available for weddings through www.weddingdaywebcast.com. We also rolled out our portable green screen services so our clients could entertain themselves and their colleagues on beautiful virtual television studio sets.
November 2013 brought with it new challenges and opportunities. We opened an office in the Phoenix, Arizona area in order to better serve our existing medical clients in the region. Diana Bros, a valedictorian from Columbia College, was promoted to Production Manager - in order to continue serving our current Chicagoland clients with the extreme service to which they have grown accustomed and to continuously exceed the needs and desires of our future video production clients.
In 2013 we added professional drones to our service offerings, being flown by our licensed pilot, Don Lien.
These are just some of the highlights of our 36+ years in a business
which is continually evolving and expanding and where we have strived
to be first in creativity and innovation, in order to better serve
our clients and to keep us really interested and excited about what
we do. For more detailed information or pricing on most of these services and
products, please click on their respective links, send us an email or give us a call. Thank you for your consideration.